Answered By: Abigail Caraccio
Last Updated: Feb 13, 2018     Views: 166

Federal Pell Grants are generally awarded to undergraduate students who have not yet earned a bachelor’s or professional degree. Eligibility is determined by the Department of Education. The Pell Grant is needs based. The amount of the grant depends on expected family contribution (EFC), cost of attendance, whether you are enrolled full time or part time, and whether you are attending for a full academic year or less. For the 2012-2013 award year, grants ranged from $575 to $5,550.  Students may not receive Pell Grant funds from more than one school at a time and recipients are limited to a maximum of 12 semesters.

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